The annual Blue and
The defense won 30-28 in overtime, based on points
allocated by the Bronco coaches. Jarrell Root had a field day with the Bronco offensive line, busting through for three
sacks. One of Root's sacks gave
the defense a 28-25 lead with 33 seconds remaining.
After a field goal tied the score, the defense then held on a two-point
conversion to win the game.
Freshman redshirt Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe showed he is going to
be a force, displaying a great motor and instincts in fighting through numerous
double-teams to consistently penetrate the backfield.
Kharyee Marshall too encountered double-teams after becoming disruptive
early—he finished with three tackles and half a sack.
J.C. Percy led the defense with five tackles, including one
for loss. Fellow linebacker Byron Hout had four stops including two behind the line.
Ebo Makinde showed his athleticism with a great interception of Kellen Moore and then a fine runback as well. Only
three players could do that against
Joe Southwick's play last night gave Bronco fans
confidence in the future at quarterback. He
was poised, athletic and showed off that great arm.
Southwick finished 10-of-15 for 191 yards and a touchdown.
Geraldo Hiwat (three catches for 60 yards) showed great
speed and went up high to snare one pass. Aaron Burks provided another highlight with a nice catch on a Southwick delivery with
three minutes remaining. Burks
finished with five receptions for 119 yards.
Preston Minter also showed promise of great speed and routes.
The Bronco running game, however, was largely absent.
Talented backs Doug Martin and D.J. Harper did not play and without them,
the Bronco running game struggled. Receiver
Mitch Burroughs did run for a 24-yard score in the fourth quarter and tallied a
total of 46 yards on three carries.
Faraji Wright might be displaying the potential that Bronco
fans saw the minute it was announced that he had signed his letter of intent a
few years ago. He had the task of
blocking All-Western Athletic Conference defensive end Ryan Winterswyk and did a
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